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OCJA 26 (Rev. 10/00)

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION STATEMENT FOR A COMPENSATION CLAIM IN EXCESS OF THE STATUTORY CASE COMPENSATION MAXIMUM: DISTRICT COURT
THIS FORM PROVIDES INFORMATION TO SUPPORT COUNSEL'S CLAIM THAT THE REPRESENTATION GIVEN WAS IN AN EXTENDED OR COMPLEX CASE, AND THAT THE EXCESS PAYMENT IS NECESSARY TO PROVIDE FAIR COMPENSATION. PARAGRAPH 2.22 B(3) OF THE GUIDELINES FOR THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE ACT, VOLUME VII, GUIDE TO JUDICIARY POLICIES AND PROCEDURES, DEFINES THE TERMS "EXTENDED" AND "COMPLEX," AND SUGGESTS CRITERIA FOR DETERMINING "FAIR COMPENSATION." THIS FORM SERVES AS COUNSEL'S MEMORANDUM REQUIRED BY PARAGRAPH 2.22 C(2) OF THOSE GUIDELINES, AND DOES NOT REPLACE ANY OTHER DOCUMENTATION REQUIRED TO SUPPORT THE PAYMENT REQUEST. IF EXTRA SPACE IS NEEDED, ATTACH ADDITIONAL SHEETS OF PAPER.
ATTORNEY NAME: CASE NAME: DOCKET NUMBER: DEFENDANT NUMBER: VOUCHER NUMBER: TO

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PERIOD OF APPOINTMENT (DATES): TOTAL NUMBER OF IN-COURT HOURS: SENTENCING HEARINGS TOTAL NUMBER OF OUT-OF-COURT HOURS:

0.00

SPECIFYING: PRETRIAL HEARINGS

TRIAL

ALL OTHER IN-COURT

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OFFENSES CHARGED: NUMBER OF COUNTS CHARGED: NUMBER OF CO-DEFENDANTS:

OTHER PENDING CASES (DOCKET NUMBERS) OF DEFENDANT DURING REPRESENTATION: IF APPLICABLE, SENTENCING GUIDELINE RANGE FOUND BY THE COURT FOR SENTENCING: WAS A MANDATORY MINIMUM FOUND OR AT ISSUE AT SENTENCING? YES NO

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DESCRIBE DISCOVERY MATERIALS (NATURE AND VOLUME) AND/OR DISCOVERY PRACTICES WHICH ARE A NOTEWORTHY FACTOR IN THE NUMBER OF HOURS CLAIMED:

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LIST AND DESCRIBE MOTIONS, LEGAL MEMORANDA, JURY INSTRUCTIONS, AND SENTENCING DOCUMENTS, OR LEGAL RESEARCH NOT RESULTING IN SUCH, WHICH ARE A NOTEWORTHY FACTOR IN THE NUMBER OF HOURS CLAIMED AND WHICH WERE DRAFTED ORIGINALLY FOR THIS CASE (DO NOT INCLUDE STANDARDIZED MOTIONS, ETC., UNLESS CONTENT WAS MODIFIED SIGNIFICANTLY):

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SUMMARIZE INVESTIGATION AND CASE PREPARATION (E.G., NUMBER AND ACCESSIBILITY OF WITNESSES INTERVIEWED, RECORD COLLECTION, DOCUMENT ORGANIZATION) WHICH ARE A NOTEWORTHY FACTOR IN THE NUMBER OF HOURS CLAIMED:

CONTINUED ON REVERSE SIDE

OCJA 26 (Rev. 10/00) (REVERSE)

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EXPLAIN, IF NOTEWORTHY, IMPACT ON THE NUMBER OF HOURS CLAIMED OF INVESTIGATIVE, EXPERT, OR OTHER SERVICES USED (CJA 21 VOUCHER):

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CHECK WHETHER ANY OF THE FOLLOWING CLIENT CONSIDERATIONS ARE A NOTEWORTHY FACTOR IN THE NUMBER OF HOURS CLAIMED AND EXPLAIN EACH: COMMUNICATION WITH CLIENT/FAMILY LANGUAGE DIFFERENCE ACCESSIBILITY OF CLIENT OTHER

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EXPLAIN ANY EXPENSE (ITEMS 17 AND 18 OF THE CJA 20 VOUCHER) GREATER THAN $500:

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EXPLAIN ANY OTHER NOTEWORTHY CIRCUMSTANCES REGARDING THE CASE AND THE REPRESENTATION PROVIDED TO SUPPORT THIS COMPENSATION REQUEST: INCLUDE, IF APPLICABLE: (A) NEGOTIATIONS WITH U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE OR LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY; (B) COMPLEXITY OR NOVELTY OF LEGAL ISSUES AND FACTUAL COMPLEXITY; (C) RESPONSIBILITIES INVOLVED MEASURED BY THE MAGNITUDE AND IMPORTANCE OF THE CASE; (D) MANNER IN WHICH DUTIES WERE PERFORMED AND KNOWLEDGE, SKILL EFFICIENCY, PROFESSIONALISM, AND JUDGMENT REQUIRED OF AND USED BY COUNSEL; (E) NATURE OF COUNSEL'S PRACTICE AND HARDSHIP OR INJURY RESULTING FROM THE REPRESENTATION; AND (F) ANY EXTRAORDINARY PRESSURE OF TIME OR OTHER FACTORS UNDER WHICH SERVICES WERE RENDERED.

SIGNATURE OF APPOINTED ATTORNEY:

DATE:

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